Population III supernova simulations of single and binary scenarios and reference to SN2006gy

T. R. Young, T. A. Johnson, T. M. Lawlor, J. MacDonald

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We present stellar explosion simulations of low mass evolved and high mass polytrope Population III stars. The lower mass evolved single and binary models of 10 and 16M are presented in a separate work in these proceedings (Lawlor 2005). It is found that the accreted model retains a larger mass and has a larger radius leading to a brighter supernova than the evolved single stars. Polytropes are used as presupernova stars to investigate possible pair instability explosions of massive stars. SN 2006gy is a possible candidate for such an explosion (see Smith in these proceedings). We find upper limits based on the light curve analysis with M<50M, R<355R , 56Nimass<5M⊙, and energy <100×1051 from the R-Band data. Theoretical supernova light curves are presented at different redshifts with our model that comes closest to fitting SN 2006gy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFirst Stars III
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
EventFirst Stars III - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Jul 15 2007Jul 20 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherFirst Stars III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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